Andrew McLaughlin made it 2 for 2 September 13th, winning both Late Model races he attended this season, and the most important one last Sunday that will sit him on the pole for the start of the Long John 115 on October 11th. He has been dynamite all season, winning races at Speedway 95, Wiscasset, and Unity. This win also will get him featured on the cover of the 2015 Long John Souvenir Program and T-Shirts. He started 4th in the heat, and made his way to 2nd with Frank Moulton picking up the win to set the front row of the feature. McLaughlin jumped out front immediately and led every lap to pick up $250 in lap money, and $550 for the win.
Frank Moulton had his best run of the year, finishing 2nd and staying consistently in sight of the 26. The late race bloomer, John Kalel did it once again, staying patient deep in the pack, then after the competition yellow at halfway, worked his way toward the front. From lap 25 to 39, he picked them off from 7th to 3rd where he remained the rest of the race. Nick Jenkins followed on the inside to edge Deane Smart in the closing laps to round out 4th and 5th place honors.
The annual Long John weekend is coming up October 9th, 10th & 11th, with a schedule of classes that are racing all 3 days at www.UnityRaceway.info. The weekend is highlighted by the Late Model 115 with over $13,000 in purse payout and lap money, and drawing in over 30 competitors last year. Camping is more than welcome, with campers able come in as early as Thursday October 8th, along with open practice sessions that day available to any racers.